Key Observations Heading Into Game 6 Between the Penguins and Red Wings

By: Nick Richter (@PensNation_Nick) Special Teams It’ll be a matchup of the NHL’s best tonight, as Pittsburgh, the NHL’s #1 team on the power play, goes up against Detroit, the #1 team on the penalty kill. The Pens power play is absolutely lethal right now, clicking at 42.1%. While Detroit has stopped every power play awarded to its opponents this season. Things aren’t coming...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

Thoughts: Game 5 – Pens Dress Well and Play Sloppy in 5-3 Loss to Flyers

By: Meesh Shanmugam Flyers 5  Pens 3 Record: 3-2 Goals Spaling (1) from Ehrhoff, Comeau Dupuis (2) from Martin, Malkin Goc (1) from Spaling, Downie Click here to read the goal assessments Penalties Despres (interference) – Stupid (was about to win a race for a puck and decided to ignore the puck and hit Couturier for interference) Despres (fighting) – Inconsequential (was challenged...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

2014-15 Florida Panthers capsule

FLORIDA PANTHERS LAST SEASON: 29-45-8, 66 points. Missed the playoffs by finishing 15th in the Eastern Conference. COACH: Gerald Gallant, 1st season with Panthers; 4th overall in NHL, 56-76-4. ADDED: C Jussi Jokinen, C Dave Bolland, D Willie Mitchell, G Al Montoya, C Derek MacKenzie, LW Shawn Thornton. LOST: D Tom Gilbert, C Scott Gomez, C Marcel Goc, D Ed Jovanovski, G Tim Thomas...
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28 days ago  |  Discuss

Thoughts: Preseason Game 2 – Pens Blanked by Blue Jackets, 2-0

By: Meesh Shanmugam *Preseason Intro* Welcome back everyone! With a new season, new coach, new GM, and new hope (at least temporarily), I’ll be working on some new formats for the postgame thoughts before the regular season arrives. Ideas and suggestions are very much encouraged; let me know what you want to see and read about! Goal assessments and descriptions will return when...
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September 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Checking in on the Top Six by @BrianK_PI

Jim Rutherford inherited a Penguins roster that still had much of the talent from the back-to-back trips to the Stanley Cup Finals but had seen the supporting cast slowly deteriorate over the five years since then. When free agency opened Rutherford move quickly, adding Steve Downie, Blake Comeau, and re-signing Marcel Goc to help fortify the bottom six while adding a very good backup...
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September 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Pittsburgh Penguins Depth Chart 2014 2015

Pittsburgh Penguins C 1. Sidney Crosby  2. Evgeni Malkin  3. Brandon Sutter  4. Marcel Goc  L 1. Chris Kunitz  2. Beau Bennett (LTI) 3. Nick Spaling  4. Blake Comeau  5. Pierre-Luc Letourneau-Leblond R 1. Patric Hornqvist  2. Pascal Dupuis 3. Steve Downie  4...
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September 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Why I am an Optimist for this Coming Season

In a word, DEPTH. For the first time since the end of the 2013 season the Penguins will have true forward depth and that season was augmented by unprecedented trade deadline acquisitions the likes of which will likely never occur again. They have not started a season with this much depth since the Consol Energy Center opened. Counting Kasperi Kapanen, the team has nine players who...
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August 12, 2014  |  Discuss

An Everyday Guide For Advanced Metrics In Hockey

By: Casey Johnston (@DarthHockey) The prominence of hockey analytics is growing each season as more people begin to see the usefulness of “fancy stats.”  It’s no different here at The PensNation.  As advanced stats inform our writing more and more, we thought it would be good to compile of list of the more commonly used metrics and give a little insight as to what exactly...
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August 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Will the Lines be a Mix or a Mix and Remix?

Once Branden Sutter is signed the Pittsburgh Penguins will have their lines set at the Center position. Sidney Crosby, Evgeni Malkin, Branden Sutter and Marcel Goc will provide depth down the middle very few teams can match and hopefully once they have become acclimated to the new system being installed, will drive a once again lethal offensive charge. Outside of Chris Kunitz flanking...
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July 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Free Agency Thoughts Part I: Penguins Succeed in Adding Cheap Depth

By: Meesh Shanmugam (@HockeyMeesh) The start of free agency was busy for all Penguins, both old and new. The Pens so far have added five players, retained two, and waved goodbye to eight others with some eye-opening and jaw-dropping contracts. Here are some thoughts on the additions and re-signings. Part II will be a look at the departures. Free Agent Signings Christian Ehrhoff from...
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July 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Pittsburgh Re-Ups German Goc by   Colin Fitts

After acquiring Marcel Goc prior to the trade deadline last season, it appears the Pittsburgh Penguins want to keep him. Pittsburgh has re-signed Goc to a 1-year, $1.2 million contract. Goc, 30, played in 21 games in Pittsburgh — regular season and playoffs — amassing just 3 assists. The depth center gives Pittsburgh a safety net when Sidney Crosby and [...]
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July 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Pittsburgh Penguins: Top three free agent targets

The Pittsburgh Penguins are going to be losing a ton of players via free agency this year and that will leave a ton of holes in this lineup. They may sign a few to keep that are irreplaceable but they can replace a lot of the players via free agency. Who are the top three free agent targets for the Penguins? Let’s see. Raymond was productive in Vancouver before his move to Toronto...
June 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Before the CBJ puck drops: Pittsburgh, Game 5

STANLEY CUP PLAYOFFS EASTERN CONFERENCE QUARTERFINALS GAME FIVE (2) PITTSBURGH PENGUINS v. (7) COLUMBUS BLUE JACKETS SERIES TIED, 2-2   We're back to square one, so to speak. After the first four games of the series were literally split down the middle -- four 4-3 games with each team winning a home game and an away game -- the Columbus Blue Jackets and the Pittsburgh Penguins...
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April 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Marcel Goc Could Be Back For Game Five

#Pens center Marcel Goc said he "feels good" and it's the coaches' decision whether or not he returns to the lineup for Game 5. — Pittsburgh Penguins (@penguins) April 25, 2014
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April 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Penguins' Marcel Goc out 3 weeks

The NHL has announced that the Pittsburgh Penguins forward, Marcel Goc will be out for three weeks with a foot injury.Micahel Miller-Wikimedia CommonsGoc suffered the injury on Thursday night when the Penguins played the Los Angeles Kings. His foot went awkwardly into the boards when he got knocked down. The bad news is Goc will be out for three weeks. However, the good news is...
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March 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Thoughts: Game 73 – Kings 3 Pens 2

Kings 3  Pens 2 By: Meesh Shanmugam (@HockeyMeesh) Pyatt stunned himself with that goal. (Justin K. Aller/Getty Images) Goals Kunitz (33) from Megna, Crosby Pyatt (4) from Gibbons, Goc Stats Shots: Niskanen (7) Missed Shots: Niskanen (3) Blocked Shots: Bortuzzo, Neal (2) Hits: Bortuzzo, Glass, Kunitz, Orpik (5) Ice Time: Crosby (25:48) … Adams (8:07) Faceoffs: Goc (6/8) … Crosby...
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March 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Feature Friday: Marcel Goc

By: Melissa Esing (Off_thePost) Throughout the 2013-2014 NHL season, I’ll be posting player features each Friday. This week, we’re going to take a look at Marcel Goc.    Photo Credit: Michael Miller     Experience and depth is what Ray Shero was looking for as the March 5 NHL Trade Deadline approached, and he was able to find those assets within two-way forward, Marcel Goc...
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March 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Marcel Goc's ankle injury

Marcel Goc's ankle isn't supposed to bend like that. Ouch! Goc was helped off of the ice. To quote @ChrisWasselTHW the @InjuryNinja never sleeps.
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March 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Video: Marcel Goc Leaves the Game With A Scary Looking Ankle Injury

Go ahead, read the rest »
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March 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Marcel Goc really hurt

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March 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Video: Marcel Goc’s Ankle Fought The Boards And The Boards Won

Marcel Goc had a gut-wrenching injury on Thursday night. Let's just say his ankle fought the boards and the boards won.
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March 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Marcel Goc got really hurt

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March 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Marcel Goc’s Ankle Is In A Very Gruesome Position

Marcel Goc's ankle has definitely seen better days. Goc got twisted into this brutal position during the Penguins-Kings game on Thursday night.
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March 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Panthers Rumor: More changes in front office

It was just a couple of weeks ago, that the Panthers made changes at the top of the organization, with the departure of then club president Michael Yormark, to take on a position at Roc Nation, and now changes are happening in the hockey operations department.Assistant general manager Mike Santos, who's contract would have expired at the end of the season, has been terminated...
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March 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Pittsburgh Penguins Gameday 66: Philadelphia Flyers

Pittsburgh Penguins (44-17-4) @ Philadelphia Flyers (33-25-7) ROOT, NHLN-US, CSN-PH - 1:00 pm/et  Wells Fargo Center - Philadelphia, PA The Pittsburgh Penguins and the Philadelphia Flyers meet in the first game of a home-and-home as the Penguins visit Philadelphia. The Flyers currently hold the second wild card spot in the East, barely. They're tied...
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March 15, 2014  |  Discuss
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